Wednesday, December 30, 2009

My first digital camera

Christmas in Kensington, a nice lamb dinner, and then a visit to the Kurtz/Cahoon's and Mrs. Mudd and Kathleen. Andrea came over after work and Alex loved his digital camera she gave him - see the first pictures here.

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Last few days of our visit to the US - Alex got a badly needed haircut, JD made a fantastic prime rib, Alicia stopped by since she was in town for work, then we went to National Harbor on Christmas Eve to see the water-skiing Santa. There was also a cool train exhibit at the Gaylord Hotel and the new Peeps store.

Friday, December 25, 2009

20 inches of snow in DC

Who would have thought we'd make the Dec 20th flight to Dulles with the 20 inches of snow in DC and the fact that it was snowing in Paris when we left? The 8 hour flight turned into 12 hours on the plane (4 on the runway due to delays and de-icing in addition to the 8 hour flight) but we made it! Luckily Carrie and David live near Dulles so they came and picked us up and we spent the night at their house and had a great time.

Alex enjoyed his first big snow by shoveling, throwing snowballs, and walking all the way around Grannie's house.

Other highlights have included getting our fill of some US food we haven't had in awhile - wings, burgers, and Vietnamese noodle soup.

short Alex and snow.


walking around Grannie's house and making paw prints.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

snow in Paris!

Last week it snowed in Paris! Everyone told us this was "very rare" for December. We enjoyed a few snow days and got ready for our trip to the US.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Lennen School Holiday Show, December 16, 2009


Pictures from Lennen photographer.
Holiday show at Alex's school. Alex's All Day Nursery Class sang "Les Musiciens" and "Hurry, Hurry Drive the Fire Truck".


Friday, December 18, 2009

December 15th pictures...

December 15th pictures.

Friends, Marché de Noël on the Champs Elysees, etc.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

End of November pictures.
Alex got to take Coco the Monkey home from school for a weekend. We had our "Thanskgiving" and JD made delicious sausage and fennel stuffing.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Pictures past few weeks.
Champ de Mars, hanging at the apartment, playground, Guitar Hero, meeting up with my friend Stan while he was in Paris for work, reading, baking (!) from Duncan Hines mixes. Cost: 5 euros, or $7.50 US each box. Seriously! More school pictures, the American Church, Champs Elysees Marche Noel, and Alex got to take Coco the Monkey home for the weekend.